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Assistant Buyer

Job title: Assistant Buyer
Contract type: Freelance
Location: Pleasanton
Industry: Fashion
Remote: No
Reference: 448237
Contact name: Natasha Glover

Job description

Our client, a well know fashion retailer is looking for an Assistant Buyer. This role is a freelance 6 month contract.

Mon - Thurs in office in Downtown LA / Friday is remote.
Pay: $23 - $25/hr based on experience. 
*Parking is not covered*
Office Hours: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM

The Assistant Buyer is a true learning role that allows you to build a foundation of merchant skills. As an Assistant Buyer, you will assist the buying team in advancing the business while learning key processes and providing operational support to your Buyer. 

  • Perform the administrative functions supporting the buying team, including purchase order management, while building foundational merchant skills
  • Provide basic analysis of key business data and reporting, as directed by Buyer, including the monitoring of regional merchandise reports, Open-To-Buy, stock analysis and other ad hoc reports
  • Develop effective relationships with vendors and appropriately interact with them to follow up on open business issues, as directed by Buyer
  • Begin to effectively utilize the merchandising systems and understand warehouse process
  • Develop and demonstrate basic product knowledge through sharing information with Buyer as a result of competitive shopping, shopping Ross Stores, and the market
  • Ensure timely delivery of merchandise through communication with Buyer, merchant teams, and external vendors
  • Support Buyers in preparation of key business meetings (i.e. vendor appointments, style-outs, assortment planning)
Who you are...
  • You have a passion for product!
  • You have a desire to learn, grow and engage
  • You have an understanding and prior use of retail math
  • You have a team player attitude
  • You have a drive for results
  • You are proficient in Excel
  • You have a Bachelor's degree
  • You are organized and pay attention to detail
  • You are a strong communicator
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